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Oral history interview with Ilse Sauer

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0273

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Ilse Sauer, born on January 28, 1923 in Prenzlau, Germany, describes her family life before the war; moving to and living in Berlin, Germany from April 1941 through January 11, 1942; being ordered to do forced labor at a large commercial laundry in a Berlin suburb; the German secret police picking her and her family up on January 11, 1942 and going on a train bound for Riga, Latvia; the death of her parents before they reached the Riga ghetto; her deportation in November 1943 to the Kaiserwald concentration camp, where she worked at an army clothing depot until August 1944; her transfer to Stutthof as the Russians neared and meeting some old friends while in the camp; being among 1,000 women who went on a labor detail to the Polish countryside; going on a death march in January 1945; her liberation by Russian troops; and immigrating to the United States in 1946.

Interviewee
Ilse Sauer
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 August 21  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:12:00
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